In this article, the furniture experts at Fireside Furniture are going to do something a little different: we’re going to look at the different types of wood that are generally used in furniture, and some of the advantages and disadvantages they have. You’ll note, as you browse our selection, that our furniture is of very high quality, but it is sourced from a variety of different kind of wood.
The first distinction to make is between softwood and hardwood. Softwoods come from conifer trees, while hardwoods generally come from deciduous trees (trees who sometimes lose their leaves). In this article, we’re going to look at softwoods, while in the next article, we’ll look at hardwoods. [Read more…]